by Pierre Marivaux
Translated and directed by Neil Blackadder, adapted by the company

Four survivors of a shipwreck – a gentleman and his valet, a lady and her maid – find themselves on an unusual island, occupied some years earlier by former slaves. When people get stranded here, they must switch roles: servants become masters, masters find out what it’s like to be servants. Marivaux’s play, which premiered in Paris in 1725, is at once an enchanting commedia dell’arte-inspired comedy and a resonant exploration of power relations. The director will refine the translation as well as developing the production approach through a collaborative rehearsal process.



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The Island of Slaves

When: Oct 28-31, 2015 @ 7:30

Where: Harbach Theatre